The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Dorset with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Quality Assurance (QA)
South West / Dorset
Rank 43 63 78
Rank change year-on-year +20 +15  
Permanent jobs citing QA 12 22 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Dorset 3.20% 3.08% 1.51%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.43% 48.89% 26.09%
Number of salaries quoted 11 8 12
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £38,500 £24,600
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £76,000 £55,875
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Dorset with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Dorset
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 37 45 46
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset 9.87% 6.30% 5.79%
Number of salaries quoted 29 24 32
Median salary £50,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £16,500 £24,350
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £74,500 £51,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Dorset citing QA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Dorset

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Salary Trend in Dorset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA in Dorset.

Salary trend for QA in Dorset

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Salary Histogram in Dorset

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Dorset over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for QA in Dorset

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Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bournemouth +23 5 £24,500 -38.75%
Weymouth - 4 £40,000 -
Poole -2 1 £38,750 -13.88% 1
QA
South West

QA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Dorset region with a requirement for QA.

1 10 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (40.00%) Degree
2 8 (32.00%) Test Strategy
3 7 (28.00%) Linux
4 6 (24.00%) Finance
5 5 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 5 (20.00%) Project Management
5 5 (20.00%) Automation Testing
5 5 (20.00%) Selenium
5 5 (20.00%) ISTQB
6 4 (16.00%) Marketing
6 4 (16.00%) Embedded Linux
6 4 (16.00%) Computer Science
6 4 (16.00%) Test Scripting
6 4 (16.00%) Defect Tracking
6 4 (16.00%) Embedded Systems
6 4 (16.00%) Open Source
6 4 (16.00%) Budgeting and Forecasting
6 4 (16.00%) Post-Production
6 4 (16.00%) ISEB
6 4 (16.00%) C
6 4 (16.00%) C++
6 4 (16.00%) Configuration Management
6 4 (16.00%) Software Engineering
6 4 (16.00%) Change Management
6 4 (16.00%) Risk Management
6 4 (16.00%) Electronics
7 3 (12.00%) VMware
7 3 (12.00%) VMware ESX
7 3 (12.00%) Legal

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Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Project
1 2 (8.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.00%) MS Office
2 1 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
Development Applications
1 5 (20.00%) Selenium
2 1 (4.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (4.00%) HP UFT
2 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.00%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (24.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.00%) Electronics
2 4 (16.00%) Marketing
3 3 (12.00%) Banking
3 3 (12.00%) Investment Banking
3 3 (12.00%) Legal
4 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 4 (16.00%) Analyst
2 4 (16.00%) Software Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Engineering Manager
3 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Team Leader
3 3 (12.00%) Software Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Software Test Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Team Leader
4 2 (8.00%) C Software Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) C/C++ Software Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) C++ Software Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Head of Testing
4 2 (8.00%) Test Leader
5 1 (4.00%) Head of Test
5 1 (4.00%) QA Leader
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Software Tester
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Tester
5 1 (4.00%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Computer Science
1 4 (16.00%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (12.00%) Mainframe
3 2 (8.00%) User Experience
4 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.00%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 7 (28.00%) Linux
2 4 (16.00%) Embedded Linux
3 3 (12.00%) Unix
3 3 (12.00%) Windows
4 1 (4.00%) Android
4 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (32.00%) Test Strategy
3 5 (20.00%) Automation Testing
3 5 (20.00%) Project Management
3 5 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 4 (16.00%) Budgeting and Forecasting
4 4 (16.00%) Change Management
4 4 (16.00%) Configuration Management
4 4 (16.00%) Defect Tracking
4 4 (16.00%) Open Source
4 4 (16.00%) Post-Production
4 4 (16.00%) Risk Management
4 4 (16.00%) Software Engineering
4 4 (16.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (12.00%) Customer Requirements
5 3 (12.00%) E-Discovery
5 3 (12.00%) Identity Access Management
5 3 (12.00%) Knowledge Management
5 3 (12.00%) Manual Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) C
1 4 (16.00%) C++
2 3 (12.00%) C#
2 3 (12.00%) Java
2 3 (12.00%) Perl
2 3 (12.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (12.00%) Python
2 3 (12.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (40.00%) Degree
2 5 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 4 (16.00%) ISEB
4 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 3 (12.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (12.00%) NDS
1 3 (12.00%) NetIQ eDirectory
1 3 (12.00%) Virtual Machines
1 3 (12.00%) Virtual Servers
1 3 (12.00%) VMware ESX
1 3 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (12.00%) Xen
1 3 (12.00%) XenApp
1 3 (12.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) Citrix
1 3 (12.00%) VMware
2 1 (4.00%) Cognizant
2 1 (4.00%) HP
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
Poole, Dorset
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Salary: £35000 - £42500 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Dorset
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Salary: £50000.00 - £58000.00 per annum + Pension, Bonus
Posted: 20 days ago